Fort McMurray Airport
Fort McMurray Airport Authority
Fort McMurray, Alberta
Completed in 2014, Ledcor constructed a new 15,000 m2 (161,000 ft2), three-level airport in Fort McMurray, Alberta.
The project incorporated new technology for wood construction called CLT (Cross Laminated Timber). The CLT panels were integrated into the roof structure, along with exposed structural glulam members. Unique metal panels, stone and glass are all architectural elements incorporated in the design to reflect the region’s uniqueness.
The new terminal is designed to comfortably handle the northern community’s 700,000 annual air passengers. But considering Fort McMurray’s fast growth, it has also been designed for flexibility and can be easily expanded if needed.
The project is located on a greenfield site, just south of the current airport and will be a vast improvement in both functionality and aesthetics. The old terminal will remain in service, with a focus on charter flights to the community.